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Korican100
Nov 9, 2012, 11:35 AM
I was trying to compile of list of man bags. But there isn't a thread that really drives this purpose. Lets use this thread to post man bags that we can hold our ipads in.

manhattanportage.com (shop by shoulder/messenger)
http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog/images/paps/1910_CAM_ANGLE.jpg
http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog/images/alternates/1910Male.jpg

http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog/images/alternates/1425Male.jpg

http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog/images/alternates/1907QLT_RED_INSIDE.jpg
Pisco Backpack for iPad @ timbuk2 (shop by tablet function)
http://cloud.timbuk2.com/static/Product_Images/377-Pisco_Backpack/2012spring/465/377-2-genericColorway_model1.jpg

rickshaw bagworks
Messenger Bag for iPad 2
http://www.rickshawbags.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x/5a84748498b62faf30a2e61273b3d619/r/i/rickshaw_ipad_2_messenger_bag_xpac_red_flipped.jpg

Scout iPad bag @ radtech.us
http://www.radtech.us/images/Products/Scout/btyProduct6.jpg
http://www.radtech.us/images/Products/Scout/btyProduct15.jpg

Please list your man bags in this thread



glen e
Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 AM
saddleback thin brief:
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/e860e740.jpg
saddleback satchel:
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/73511962-1899-4055-9076-2FDFD4FCE9FA-13761-000019E546DA1A02.jpg
waterfield cargo(s):
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/medium_alpine-md.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/ec19f1be.jpg
Timbuk2 Commute messenger:http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/268-4-6031_front.jpg

craftytony
Nov 9, 2012, 11:56 AM
I really want to pick this one up so I can also carry my macbook pro with it. I like the grey one. It's got a nice retro feel to it and matches the notification center linen background...

http://www.booqbags.com/us/briefs/mamba-slim/MSM13-GRY?gallery

http://shop.computerworks.ch/artikelpics/BQ-MSM13-SND.jpg

http://csimg.mercamania.es/srv/ES/29048469107/T/340x340/C/FFFFFF/url/mamba-slim-15-gray-bolsa.jpg

http://www.laptopverpakking.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/o/booq_mamba_slim_15_black-6_1.jpg

vigilant
Nov 11, 2012, 11:03 PM
I can't find it online but Banana Republic has an excellent bag. I keep my iPad, charger, cigar cutter and torch lighter, and etc in it and it fits pretty well and doesn't weigh much.

If I decide to go MacBook Air route for my next laptop I can probably fit one of those in there as well. If anyone is curious I can post pictures.

Perfect "man bag" to me.

Edit: here is my man bag

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/12/je4yda8u.jpg

AnthonySmith
Nov 12, 2012, 01:46 AM
I just have this

http://goincase.com/products/images/CL55305/detail/Black05.jpg

http://goincase.com/products/detail/campus-pack-cl55305

rizn1
Nov 12, 2012, 07:30 AM
http://www.sfbags.com/products/indy/images/indy-black-pearl-lg.jpg

hkim1983
Nov 12, 2012, 11:20 AM
Is there a bag out there that isn't oversized, isn't gaudy, and isn't selling for triple figures?

I really like Waterfield products, but the bags I'm looking at are priced a bit high. I've seen a few competitors and the prices are about the same...can anyone recommend anything?

glen e
Nov 12, 2012, 11:28 AM
Is there a bag out there that isn't oversized, isn't gaudy, and isn't selling for triple figures?

I really like Waterfield products, but the bags I'm looking at are priced a bit high. I've seen a few competitors and the prices are about the same...can anyone recommend anything?

yeah, find a waterfield bag on ebay slightly used...I have bought two that were 50% cheaper and looked new...

peeaanuut
Nov 12, 2012, 11:41 AM
http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/2747/product_image/thm/t390_1fbd15d5788e99cbe953b27cd12128c6.jpg?1352656916

Holds a Micro 4/3 camera, ipad and other misc stuff. Good street photogs bag.

allapon
Nov 12, 2012, 01:00 PM
Is there a bag out there that isn't oversized, isn't gaudy, and isn't selling for triple figures?

I really like Waterfield products, but the bags I'm looking at are priced a bit high. I've seen a few competitors and the prices are about the same...can anyone recommend anything?

I got this from ebags.com. It costed $19.99 + Shipping when I ordered it. now it is $31.95!!

http://www.ebags.com/product/dakine/frankton-ipad-messenger-bag/227642?productid=10190204

http://cdn1.ebags.com/is/image/im2/227642_4_1?resmode=4&op_usm=1,1,1,&qlt=95,1&hei=280&wid=280&align=0,1

christophermdia
Nov 12, 2012, 10:27 PM
I've got a Tom Bihn Ristretto bag.....amazing bag, they sell in various sizes however, I just went for the iPad size and it easily fits my iPad AND MBA 13. the front packet is big enough for ancillary items even an external hard drive from time to time.....

http://www.tombihn.com/PROD/TB0222.html

BEst bag ive come across in my hunt for the ultimate man bag.

jedolley
Nov 12, 2012, 10:41 PM
I've got a Tom Bihn Ristretto bag.....amazing bag, they sell in various sizes however, I just went for the iPad size and it easily fits my iPad AND MBA 13. the front packet is big enough for ancillary items even an external hard drive from time to time.....

http://www.tombihn.com/PROD/TB0222.html

BEst bag ive come across in my hunt for the ultimate man bag.

Another vote for Tom Bihn bags. If you are focusing on something small for just the iPad mini and a few essentials then the Cafe bag (small or medium) would work as well.

hkim1983
Nov 12, 2012, 11:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I never thought of buying Waterfield bags on ebay, and considering how durable those things are, that might be a great way to pick up a bargain.

@jedolley: Initially, I dismissed the Tom Binh bags because the ones I was looking at were in the same price range as the Waterfield bags...but I never noticed that cafe bag! That's pretty much what I'm looking for, and the price is much more tolerable, thanks for the heads up!

As long as it can fit a full sized note pad, a folder, some snacks, some pens, my calculator, and the iPad itself, it's pretty much everything I'm looking for in a bag, while looking attractive and durable.

Swayzee
Nov 13, 2012, 02:17 AM
I just ordered this from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Timbuk2-Freestyle-Messenger-Black-X-Small/dp/B004VD77CG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352794604&sr=8-2&keywords=timbuk+2+freestyle

It will come tomorrow, but it has good reviews so far, so im quite excited. I plan to carry my iPad mini, moleskin, and a few other everyday things in it.

simply stunning
Nov 13, 2012, 07:59 AM
I used this Hard Graft flat pack for carrying my IPad. I have the 11" model, and it is perfect. I carry my IPad, a Moleskin notebook, pens, headphones, and some papers. It is perfect for when I head to meetings. I have a Incase backpack that I carry my other items in, and this bag fits inside it when not used on it's own.

http://www.hardgraft.com/products/flatpack-shore

pooleman
Nov 13, 2012, 08:12 AM
Do to have to turn in your "man card" if you get one of these bag?

RenoG
Nov 13, 2012, 08:34 AM
Hey Pooleman only if you look like that timbuk2 dude....



Pisco Backpack for iPad @ timbuk2 (shop by tablet function)
Image (http://cloud.timbuk2.com/static/Product_Images/377-Pisco_Backpack/2012spring/465/377-2-genericColorway_model1.jpg)

pooleman
Nov 13, 2012, 08:36 AM
Hey Pooleman only if you look like that timbuk2 dude....

I am so very uncomfortable looking at that picture. Ick.

h1kar1
Nov 13, 2012, 09:52 AM
I've been using a WaterField Muzetto Leather 10" copper for the past year it's a perfect size for an iPad also can fit apple keyboard and other things.

http://lifewithtech.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/IMG_0759-494x330.jpg

there is an unboing video and more pix here http://bit.ly/RAhP4b

Very nice case and holds up really well....



However I have made the switch to the mini and not it feels way to big.
Trying to find a nice sleeve. I would love a Mini version of Hard Graft "Grab iPAD Folio / Smoke" think this would be awesome.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0075/8682/products/grabipadallgrey-feat_1024x1024.jpg?1070


Still on the hunt,
FYI: I asked hardGraft if they intend on making a mini version they said not currently.

rizn1
Nov 18, 2012, 11:22 PM
Ordered an Indy from Waterfield Designs today: black leather, pearl accent and matte black hardware. Just like the pic. Shipping run says Nov 30th but you never know.

BTW h1kar1, they have an Indy Mini as well for $169. Check it out:

http://www.sfbags.com/products/indy/indy-bag.php

And do you use anything on the leather of your Muzetto? WD recommended Cadillac leather polish to clean it up but yours looks pretty smooth. Mine just looks dull brown.

h1kar1
Nov 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
Rizn,

I've had mine for over a year now maybe closer to two.
I've never cleaned it to be honest it holds up extremely well.

the leather does get an aged look over time but thats one of the things I love about it.

It's very cool but not with my switch to the mini. I'm looking for something else because it just is to big mini almost gets lost in it. I really want something like Hard Graft Grab I wish they would make one for the mini.

PS if you want some current pics of the bag and can take a shot or two tonight when I get home for you.

rizn1
Nov 19, 2012, 08:09 PM
Rizn,

I've had mine for over a year now maybe closer to two.
I've never cleaned it to be honest it holds up extremely well.

the leather does get an aged look over time but thats one of the things I love about it.

It's very cool but not with my switch to the mini. I'm looking for something else because it just is to big mini almost gets lost in it. I really want something like Hard Graft Grab I wish they would make one for the mini.

PS if you want some current pics of the bag and can take a shot or two tonight when I get home for you.

I got my Muzetto October of last year and I use it every day. It does have a weathered look, but I'd like it to have more of a shine, like the pictures on the site. I talked to the heygary people and they recommend Cadillac leather conditioner (should arrive in the mail tomorrow).

For your iPad Mini I was recommending the Indy Mini. Similar design as the Muzetto (minus the flap) but half the size. I'm getting the regular Indy for my iPad as a secondary bag for when I don't need to carry as much.

I would love some pics of your Muzetto though, just to give myself second thoughts about putting any conditioner on it if it looks like it might weather differently over the next year.

AppleRobert
Nov 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
Sorry folks but the holidays are coming up and I already dropped on the Mini which was unexpected.

I need cheap thrills but some of the ones shown in this thread are quite nice enough to be tempting. :D

nioted
Nov 21, 2012, 09:52 AM
May I suggest a Sling pack. Coach has 2 styles in different colors. Here's a link below:

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=56969334

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Coach/70360_svwl_a0?$browse_verticallarge$

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/newyorkjewelry/cabinet/event/coach/02965756/img59129164.jpg

Men's coach backpacks (http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/-men_bags_backpacks-us-us-5000000000000314306-en?t1Id=82&t2Id=5000000000000265302&t3Id=5000000000000314306&tier=3&mensNav=true&LOC=LN)

kandavu
Nov 24, 2012, 05:41 PM
I've been using this bag for two months now. It's scaled perfectly to my ipad3 & there's room for Bluetooth keyboard + other stuff. The reason I like this design of cross-body sling is that it leaves me hands free. It hugs whether its slung over the back, on the side or on the front. It's great for getting in and out of a car, even with seatbelt fastening.

kandavu
Nov 24, 2012, 05:48 PM
I'm awaiting delivery of this leather cross sling bag, scaled for the larger iPad.

kandavu
Nov 24, 2012, 05:54 PM
I noticed a similar cross body sling design proportioned for the iPad mini, for those who are interested...all the bags I posted were found on eBay.

rprr
Nov 24, 2012, 06:00 PM
Kandavu -- can you provide links? Thanks.

mmcxiiad
Jan 9, 2013, 09:35 AM
May I suggest a Sling pack. Coach has 2 styles in different colors. Here's a link below:

Image (http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=56969334)

Image (http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Coach/70360_svwl_a0?$browse_verticallarge$)

Image (http://image.rakuten.co.jp/newyorkjewelry/cabinet/event/coach/02965756/img59129164.jpg)

Men's coach backpacks (http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/-men_bags_backpacks-us-us-5000000000000314306-en?t1Id=82&t2Id=5000000000000265302&t3Id=5000000000000314306&tier=3&mensNav=true&LOC=LN)


Love the look of these bags... but $325 is a bit steep.

mirz2000
Jan 9, 2013, 10:50 AM
I love the men's bags on Levenger. They are pricey, though! If I were a dude, I'd like to think I would have one of these (and look like the model carrying it):

http://www.levenger.com/BN_Well-Read-Life-541/Author-688/Bomber-Jacket-Messenger-5699.aspx?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=YMAL


http://www.levenger.com/BN_Well-Read-Life-541/Author-688/Belmont-iPad-Messenger-core-8761.aspx

Clix Pix
Jan 10, 2013, 01:57 PM
Ordered an Indy from Waterfield Designs today: black leather, pearl accent and matte black hardware. Just like the pic. Shipping run says Nov 30th but you never know.

BTW h1kar1, they have an Indy Mini as well for $169. Check it out:

http://www.sfbags.com/products/indy/indy-bag.php

And do you use anything on the leather of your Muzetto? WD recommended Cadillac leather polish to clean it up but yours looks pretty smooth. Mine just looks dull brown.


I am delighted that I ran across this thread and this post today! I had not been aware that SF Bags/Waterfield Designs had some new additions to their bags, so immediately took a look and said, "Aha!" I have now ordered myself a brown Indy with Flame accent and black matte hardware for my iPad Mini, which will nicely complement the Muzetto bag I already have been using over the past couple of years since the very first iPad in 2010.......

The wonderful Muzetto is just terrific and during the last two years has served as my primary everyday bag. I have had more comments and compliments on it -- at the time I was first buying it I thought it was expensive but I can honestly say that it is worth every penny. I know the new, smaller Indy Mini will be as well. Can hardly wait for it to come!

I don't use anything on my Muzetto as far as cleaning/polishing, etc. -- one of that bag's most attractive features, IMHO, is that charming weathered, well-used, well-loved look that adds such appeal.

Next Tuesday
Jan 12, 2013, 04:15 PM
where did you find this bag?





I'm awaiting delivery of this leather cross sling bag, scaled for the larger iPad.

riseboi
Jan 12, 2013, 09:08 PM
where did you find this bag?

looks like it came from ebay

OutSpoken
Jan 14, 2013, 04:24 PM
looks like it came from ebay

I'd like to get a link to that bag too.

Im ready to press the trigger on this bag from Unicorn London.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNICORN-Real-Leather-ipad-eBook-or-Tablets-Messenger-bag-Cognac-tan-5M-/390445644685?pt=UK_iPad_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item5ae85fbb8d

riseboi
Jan 14, 2013, 04:52 PM
I'd like to get a link to that bag too.

Im ready to press the trigger on this bag from Unicorn London.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNICORN-Real-Leather-ipad-eBook-or-Tablets-Messenger-bag-Cognac-tan-5M-/390445644685?pt=UK_iPad_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item5ae85fbb8d

I didn't see that specific bag, but I believe this is the same seller.

http://stores.ebay.com/Genuine-real-Leather-Bags

OutSpoken
Jan 14, 2013, 05:13 PM
I didn't see that specific bag, but I believe this is the same seller.

http://stores.ebay.com/Genuine-real-Leather-Bags

Thanks man, some nice bags from that seller but shipping to UK would probably kill me... So looks like i'll have to stick to my first option.

Clix Pix
Jan 15, 2013, 02:47 PM
My Indy Mini for the iPad Mini arrived today and I am tickled! This is going to be just right for my needs and my lifestyle; the bag will hold the few things I need to carry with me and will keep my iPad Mini at hand, ready for use no matter where I am. It's the brown with Flame accent, complementing my larger Muzetto bag, which is also brown with Flame accents.

navra233
Jan 16, 2013, 01:18 AM
:D for temporarily when i bought ipad device, I have put into benq laptop case, that was mini laptop. After that i got a bag from local bag retailer which fit for ipad.:cool:

cman-uk
Feb 5, 2013, 02:05 PM
Any more ideas?

ejfontenot
Feb 5, 2013, 04:46 PM
I am using this bag.

http://www.tumi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=18016736&prodFindSrc=search

midwestfisherma
Feb 6, 2013, 12:41 AM
Man bag = purse!

Briefcase/Messenger bag = Man bag!

TVM

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71p5PS13Z6L._SL1200_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/914nnAriHrL._SL1500_.jpg

Clix Pix
Feb 6, 2013, 01:55 PM
I liked my brown Mini Indy bag so much that I went back and got a black one with green accent, too. As with all SF Bags/Waterfield Designs, this is well made and functional while looking good. Perfect size for the iPad Mini while room for other necessities as well...

Gav2k
Feb 6, 2013, 02:00 PM
I've a fossil man bag for my mini. Works perfectly and it's not huge!!

dma550
Feb 6, 2013, 02:05 PM
oh, please don't get a murse! I agree, a small briefcase/messenger bag will work, and when you need to use it to transport stuff other than the ipad you'll be happy.

ikev85
Feb 28, 2013, 01:24 PM
another vote for Tom Bihn.

I have their 1st gen Ristretto for the 11" MacBook Air and it's great.

They recently redesigned it to enclose the front pouch so things don't fall out.

Alexandrew
Mar 7, 2013, 06:09 PM
Some nice ones but I think the Chivote bags are definitely worth considering... I bought one last week and i'm really happy with it! It's practical, great leather and really stylish! www.chivote.com

Alexandrew
Mar 7, 2013, 06:10 PM
ooh and i forgot to add a photo for the Chivote bag...